A Woman to Serve on Twitter’s Board? Here Are 25

A Woman to Serve on Twitter’s Board? Here Are 25

  • Joanne Bradford
  • Currently president of the San Francisco Chronicle, her career has spanned old and new media: Demand Media, Yahoo, Microsoft and BusinessWeek.

  • Margit Wennmachers
  • A partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm that invested in Twitter, she started and sold a public relations firm and knows tech and marketing inside and out.

  • Diane Greene
  • The co-founder and former chief executive of VMware is on the boards of Google and Intuit.

  • Renée James
  • The president of Intel helped the company move beyond chips.

  • Anne Mulcahy
  • The former chairwoman and chief executive of Xerox rose through the ranks of human resources, customer support and corporate affairs.

  • Susan Lyne
  • The chief executive of AOL Brand Group and formerly of Gilt has a career that has spanned magazines, TV, movies and tech.

  • Wenda Harris Millard
  • The president of MediaLink, a media and advertising strategy company, was chief sales officer at Yahoo and an executive at DoubleClick, among other media and tech executive roles.

  • Geraldine Laybourne
  • The founder of Oxygen Media and former executive at Nickelodeon and Disney-ABC Cable Networks has tech experience on the boards of Electronic Arts, Symantec and Kandu, a tech start-up for children.

  • Indra Nooyi
  • The chief executive of PepsiCo also has a background in tech, having run corporate strategy and planning at Motorola.

  • Angela Ahrendts
  • The chief executive of Burberry is a branding expert.

  • Shelly Lazarus
  • The chairwoman emeritus and former chief executive of Ogilvy & Mather, the advertising agency, has deep expertise in branding and marketing.

  • Charlotte Beers
  • Another former Ogilvy & Mather chief executive also worked as an under secretary of state charged with polishing America’s image abroad after the Sept. 11 attacks.

  • Cindy Gallop
  • The founder of the United States branch of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, the advertising agency, has an unprintable motto that would fit in well in Silicon Valley.

  • Ann Fudge
  • The former chairwoman and chief executive of Young & Rubicam Brands, the advertising agency, has deep public-company board experience.

  • Anne Sweeney
  • The president of Disney/ABC Television Group, and a chairwoman of Disney Media Networks, is overseeing the transition to digital media.

  • Lauren Zalaznick
  • She has free time after recently leaving NBCUniversal, where she worked on digital media, TV and movies.

  • Diane Nelson
  • The chief content officer of Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and president of DC Entertainment oversees characters like Harry Potter and Superman.

  • Sherry Lansing
  • The former chief executive of Paramount Pictures has tech experience on the board of Qualcomm.

  • Kay Koplovitz
  • The Founder of USA Network knows the TV business, and also co-founded Springboard Enterprises, a nonprofit for women entrepreneurs.

  • Judith McHale
  • The former chief executive of Discovery Communications, which owns the Discovery Channel, was also an under secretary of state and now invests in tech start-ups.

  • Shonda Rimes
  • The screenwriter, director and producer who created Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal is also an avid Twitter user.

  • Ann Moore
  • Few people know more about publishing than the former chief executive of Time Inc.

  • Cathie Black
  • The former president and chairwoman of Hearst Magazines and publisher of USA Today would be a better fit at a digital media company than she was as New York City Schools chancellor.

  • Cindi Leive
  • The editor in chief of Glamour has expertise in media, publishing and fashion.

  • Joanna Coles
  • The editor in chief of Cosmopolitan understands print media and reaching different audiences.



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